Gonna Make You A Star David Essex
Song Title: Gonna Make You A Star
Artist: David Essex
Date of release: 27th of September 1974
Description: ” Gonna Make You A Star ” is by David Essex ( David Albert Cook ), the English musician, singer-songwriter and actor. David has notched up 19 top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, including two Number One’s and 16 top 40 Albums.
David was born in Plaistow, London to Albert, who worked as an East End docker and Olive, a self-taught pianist. Throughout his career David cultivated an image of a Gypsy, the image wasn’t fabrication, his mother was a Romany and was descended from Romany Gypsies.
The song was written by David Essex with production of the single by Jeff Wayne. Jeff is an American composer, musician and lyricist. As a producer he is best known for his 1978 musical adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.
The two-disc composition, narrated by Richard Burton, achieved sales in the Millions, becoming popular around the world. The Album was the 40th best selling album of all time in the UK by 2009, spending some six years on the UK Albums Chart.
” Gonna Make You A Star ” was released on the 27th of September 1974 by record label CBS ( Columbia Broadcasting System, now CBS Corporation ) and taken from David’s second Album David Essex. The Album, released in 1974, was produced, arranged and conducted by Jeff Wayne. The Album reached a peak of number 2 on the UK Albums Chart, it was also the Christmas number 2 Album that year.
The song was recorded at Advision studios in 23 Gosfield Street London. Originally the studio was set up for recording jingles and voice-overs. The studio evolved into a popular recording facility for some of biggest pop and rock starts of the 60s and 70s. The artists using the studio included Yes, Gentle Giant, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer and T-Rex.
Lee Mead released a cover of the song in 2007. Lee was the winner of Any Dream Will Do. The competition was aired on the BBC One channel in the United Kingdom, the competition was then aired in the spring of 2009 in the US on BBC America channel.
” Gonna Make You A Star ” was a commercial success for David. The song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 12th of October 1974 and reached Number One, which it held for 3 weeks. It spent 8 weeks in the top ten and a total of 17 weeks on the UK chart. The song also charted in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Germany 43, Netherlands 14, Belgium 16
Official Website: Davidessex.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/DavidEssex
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DavidEssex